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Beautiful Portrait Photography in Cambridge and the Greater Boston area


Environmental portraits for founder of cambridge Book Bike

January 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Fence; New England Regional Exhibition, Kristen Emack

July 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 I have continued to feel dazed and amazed since learning that 5 images from my body of work, Appaloosa, was selected for The Fence. I do not typically share my personal work on my client site, but am so excited I really wanted to share this here. Head down to the see the national winners exhibition this month at Rose Greenway Park, near the North End. It is outside, and free. What a great way to see art! My work will go up in the fall at SOWA. CLICK the tiny link below and it will take you to the page. 

There is a People's Choice icon at the bottom of the page. If you like the work, give me a vote :).

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Head shots for Sam Gebru, canidate running for Cambridge City Council

February 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

   Samuel Gebru is running for Cambridge City council. I was honored to be asked to take his campaign head shots.


Headshots for the dynamic women of Viewcrest Advisors

February 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 Head shots for the amazing women who run Viewcrest Advisors.

Katie & Mike's Wedding at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding / Allison & Drew September 2015

October 11, 2015  •  3 Comments

                                                            Let my love open the door
                                                            Let my love open the door
                                                            Let my love open the door
                                                            To your heart

                                                                      - Pete Townshend

Family Photos on the Beach

August 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

                                     Short Love Poem to Summer:


African American family of 7 standing barefoot on the beach wearing white and blue clothing An African American mother standing n the water with children at the beach. Everyone is wearing blue. Proud African American father stands on the beach with his son and daughter. African American mother and three daughters standing on the beach at dusk. Father and son walking barefoot on the beach. Family of six jumping on the beach.


Moore Street Community Garden, Cambridge, MA.

July 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

                                  "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
                                                            -  David Viscott  

8 year old blonde haired girl peeks out between her parent's bodies next to yellow flowers Comical portrait of husband and wife holding iphone to face with a picture on them of each other's smile.

Mother father and daughter lay on the ground on top of  chalk drawings of angel wings. Mother and daughter holding hand and looking at each other. father and mother stand in garden with 8 year old, blond haired daughter.

green eyed girl in a brightly colored scarf stands in front or orange day lillies Family of 3 stand in holly berry bushes next to a large tree holding hands

Portrait Photography in Medford, MA

July 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

                                " I sustain myself with the love of family "

                                                    – Maya Angelou

close up of brown eyed, newborn girl's face while she looks over her dad's shoulder Black and white portrait of mother and father in their living room looking at their newborn daughter

Mother holding infant daughter in front of a bush with big pink flowers girl infant on white fluffy blanket holding her mother's finger. Black and white.

New parents hold their newborn underneath trees and in front of fence Baby in diaper and headband being held between parents legs

Red Line Fight Sports, Cambridge, MA

July 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

 Jake Kasperowski

Red Line Fight Sports Youth Martial Arts Program

Cambridge, Ma

Central Square

Spring/Summer 2015

Red Line Fight Sports youth program instructor, Jacobo Kasperowski stands in front of mats with arms crossed

Young female student listens to her Red line Fight Sports instructor give her instructions on the mat

fight sports instructor teaches class a new move by demonstrating a hold on a male student

Fight Sports instructor pins teen age student to the mat

USA Boxing Sign in front of a fighting cage where a man teaches a student a move instructor with man bun squats down to teach teen boy wearing boxing gloves a fight move Martial arts teacher instructing a young girl in boxing gloves and a teen boy in boxing gloves how to throw a punch

Martial Arts instructor teaching 8 year old girl a lounge Marital arts instructor teaching a teenage boy on the mat

Small wedding on the Charles River

July 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

                                                                         On the banks of the Charles River
                                      in front of their daughters, their family and some geese
                                                     Two hearts, two lives were joined.

                                                                       Kaela & Al heart emoticon

                                                                        May 2015

A man and a woman getting married by the Charles River Newly married couple embraces in front of family sitting down in chairs under pine trees Bride's face peeks between the space between her stepdaughter's orange dress Bride holds hand up over her husband's head with the Charles river in the background Bride and groom sitting on big rock looking at each other lovingly with Canadian geese in background Father of the bride stands in front of birch tree with his arm around his daughter Bride and her maid of honor stand next to each other behind a big fish tank as fish swim by Husband leaning in to kiss wife stand behind glass doors with tree reflections

Somerville Landscapes

July 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

                                                                      Somerville Landscapes

                                                                                     June 2015

                                                                                "....And then one day
                                                     A magic day he passed my way
                                      And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
                                                            This he said to me
                                                           “The greatest thing
                                                              You’ll ever learn
                                                                Is just to love
                                                                 And be loved
                                                                   In return” - David Bowie


Mother with pink hair holds her 8 year old boy near a white wall next to green ivy

blonde boy with blue eyes peeks out from behind green ivy leaves


Mother with pink hair sits in a field of daisies next to her blonde haired son Mother and son stand against an orange wall at sunset near street signs and deep tree shadows Close up of mother with dyed pink hair and white shirt sitting in daisy field while her son rests his chin on her shoulder Shadow of mother and young son with arms raised against a green and light yellow wall


Revere Beach in June

July 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


                                                                     Every Summertime has it's own story.  

                                                    This lovely family's has just begun.



            Revere Beach
                                                                      June 2015

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Mother and Son in Central Square, May 2015

May 30, 2015  •  1 Comment


                                                         " So this is what I've got to say to you all,
                                          Be true to yourself and you will never fail"
                                                        - Beastie Boys


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Autumn colors at Fresh Pond

November 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn flowers embroidered the edge of the woods and surrounded this wonderful family with colors only October can provide.

Fresh Pond 
Cambridge Family Portrait Session 

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